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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
Executive editor of and Caribbean editor of Recommend magazine. Follow @EdWetschler at Twitter.

Winner of the Caribbean Tourism Organization's Inner Circle King award for my coverage of the region, I've written for The New York Times, Delta Sky, Caribbean Travel & Life, financial publications,, custom publishers, etc. I'm a Caribbean expert and serial office holder in SATW.

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On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
The Caribbean, Pennsylvania, Manhattan.
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
The Caribbean.
Other travel / language expertise?
I know where to camp out at Machu Picchu.

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Travel to Hurricane-Impacted Caribbean Islands Is Rebounding

Some surprises in this update from the Caribbean Tourism Organization:…

Posted on February 18, 2018 at 7:55am — 2 Comments

Update: What's Open on St. Barts

St. Barts Restaurant, Bar and Hotel Open for 2018 Season  

St. Barts, January 29, 2018 – St. Barts, one of the Caribbean’s most varied and upscale islands, is pleased to announce that they are continuing to welcome visitors for the 2018 season. The tropical destination continues to thrive by offering guests…


Posted on January 29, 2018 at 6:54pm

Turks and Caicos: Back in Business after the Hurricanes

In the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Caribbean Tourism Development Company classifies each island nation as either Open for Business or Road to Recovery. The first category is the big one; as Caribbean Hotel & Travel Association…


Posted on October 18, 2017 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Irma's Destruction on St. Martin through Locals' Eyes


To help the north Caribbean help itself in the wake of Hurricane Irma, see the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association's Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund or the Caribbean…


Posted on September 9, 2017 at 4:00pm

Picnic with a Celebrity Goat in Jamaica

Sunset at the Palms, an all-inclusive, adults-only resort in Negril, Jamaica, garnered a lot of attention this spring when its staff expanded to include Betty, a female goat who became an instant hit when she was adopted by the hotel’s grounds keeping crew.…


Posted on August 18, 2017 at 2:18pm

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At 9:18am on September 11, 2017, Helen Tran said…

Thank you for your comment. 

I wrote it 2 months ago and i just walked around there to explore food there.

Actually the food map in the old quarter always in my mind :)))

At 5:45pm on August 11, 2017, Jay Rodriguez said…


Yes I think is very busy and growing every day people are getting more and more interested in the Dominican History and the culture.We do offer an excursion base on Dominican History as well

At 7:34am on February 22, 2017, Jay Rodriguez said…

Yes We will try to be there however you can email or contact us directly if you are interested in doing business with our company. Do you come to Punta Cana often ? or send clients this way often ??

This is our company website

At 10:40am on February 18, 2017, Jay Rodriguez said…

Hi Ed

Yes, the Colonial Zone is a very popular excursion among the tourist who visit Punta Cana interested on Dominican History. Our company has a VIP Zona Colonial Excursions for people who would like to have a more private first class service, for that service we use our Mercedes Benz S550

At 10:40pm on October 17, 2016, Robert Walsh said…

Hi Ed, I got your comment about my Puerto Rico trip, please feel free to tweet it, I dont have a twitter handle... Appreciate the kind words.

At 10:21am on August 26, 2016, Simon Hopes said…

Hi Sir,

 Thanks for your quick response. Actually I have submitted three informative and quality content here in last three days and the status of articles is under awaiting for approval. So if you approve my content as soon as possible or if possible give me exact date of publication,  I will be thankful to you.

Have a great weekend.

My preview articles title:

1. 5 Of The Best Places to Ski in Pennsylvania
2. A Quick Guide to Spending 24 Hours in Phuket
2. Of Cliffs And Castles In Kent

Waiting for your response.



At 4:17pm on October 25, 2015, Rosalind Cummings-Yeates said…

Thanks Ed! I was going for a Caribbean theme!

At 5:20pm on October 21, 2015, Pauline Frommer said…

Thanks Ed!

At 6:21pm on August 31, 2015, Simon Willis said…

Hey Ed, I saw it on your facebook and felt like I was missing out. So, here I am.

At 4:02pm on July 27, 2015, Alan Lenton said…

Hi Ed,

Thanks for the welcome - I look forward to future interactions on Tripatini!




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